Friday, January 22, 2021


DIRTY PAGANS: THE FAMILY
Multiple Generations of Heavy Metal Represented Here

This is the freshest heavy metal album I've heard in a long time.
Eleven months from now, I expect this will be on a LOT of top 10 lists.

I honestly can't see myself listening to anything else in the foreseeable future.  
It will take me awhile to stop finding things to like.  
The songwriting and musicianship are without flaws.

Here are two:
(there are sincerely no best two tracks on this album.  It is a work of art, beginning to end.)

Dirty Pagans are from Adelaide, Australia
They are (best as I can gather):

James Russo: Bass
Jarradeesha Taylor: Drums
Gregory Challis: Guitar
Matty Dee: Vocals, Guitar



Hope you'll help spread the word about this masterpiece of a heavy metal album.

-ULTRA






Saturday, January 16, 2021




This isn't brand new, but I think it's the perfect tune to usher in the new year. 

Reminds me of some of my favorite Electric Wizard tunes.

 


 

This is brand new.  

God Bless Ripple Music.  

This is Kabbalah, from Pamplona, Spain. 



And God Bless Heavy Psych Sounds as well. 
 Here is a new album by Wedge, from Berlin.
Isn't this a bad-ass and creative song opening? 


The tune "U'n'l" has an "Out On The Tiles" meets Joe Walsh feel to it.  This is sure to be an album I'll still be listening to at the end of this year.
 
Happy New Year!
More soon
-ULTRA


Thursday, December 31, 2020

  


2020 Top Ten Stoner Rock Albums (#10-1)

Starting with the number 10 album, and finishing with number 1:

Each tune is one I've never posted or included in a playlist, as I hold the belief that these albums are deep enough to make re-posting unnecessary for making a great playlist.  

Here are some tunes from what I think are the ten best best stoner rock albums of the year 2020:
          


#10: "The Path To The Deathless" by Red Mesa

         
Red Mesa have produced a flawless heavy stoner/doom album with enough variety to keep me listening all year long.  I felt this would be top 10 material when I first heard it and haven't changed my mind since.  
Also, probably album cover of the year for me.




#9: "Omens"  by Elder
        


Every time Elder releases an album, you can expect two things:
-it will not be quite what you expected
-it will reveal its genius to you if you stick with it
This one took me awhile, but only because I wasn't ready for its ideas.  All of that is old news now, as Omens has finally gotten through to me.  A new Elder release is similar to what a new Led Zeppelin release used to be.   
If you told me this was your number one album of the year, I wouldn't argue with you.



#8:  "Mass Hypnosis And The Dark Triad" by Bill Fisher


This kind of originality in rock music hasn't been seen in decades.  
Highly addictive album.



#7:  "Glorious Babylon" by Lord Fowl
Everybody knows I am a sucker for throwback rock, and Lord Fowl is preserving the art form of 1970s style hard rock like few other bands do.  
This album will stand the test of time.






#6:    "Groovy" by Geezer
 
As I've mentioned before, this album art does not disappoint or deceive.  The level of coolness you expect of your album after seeing this cover art is met, and then exceeded.  I'm from Massachusetts but will never ever downplay the amount of great rock music to have come from New York.






#5:    "Acid Doom" by Old Blood


Wow




#4:    "Seaward" by Mr. Bison
Covid shut down Italy, but not Italian stoner rock.  
This album earns legendary status.






#3: "Get Out Of Your Mind" by Ten Foot Wizard
Manchester, U.K.
Nailed it.
Must own album.





#2: "Dead End" by R.I.P.
Pure Genius from Portland Oregon.
Can't get enough of this album.





#1:    "Wise Words From The Uninformed" by Mississippi Bones
They already had the best E.P. of the year (The Witch Of Fulci Holler) and now they have the best L.P. too.  Mississippi Bones can not be underestimated.  The Witch of Fulci Holler comes with a book, and Wise Words comes with a Weekly World News style newspaper.  Check it out here; it's very entertaining.

Stay safe and rock hard tonight.
Happy New Year!

-ULTRA  

















Wednesday, December 30, 2020

 


2020 Top Twenty Stoner Rock Albums (#20-11)

My number 20 through number 11 playlist is going to outdo some peoples' top ten playlists - just sayin'.

Each tune is one I've never posted or included in a playlist, as I hold the belief that these albums are deep enough that re-posting is unnecessary for making a great playlist.  

Here are some tunes from what I call the number 20 through number 11 best stoner rock albums of the year 2020:
          

#20: "Love Like Machines" by The Heavy Eyes

         




#19: "Brant Bjork"  by Brant Bjork
        




#18:  "Cosmic Ritual Supertrip" by Black Rainbows




#17:  "Lord Of The Cosmos" by Earthdiver




#16:    "The Secret Of Our Time" by Siena Root
 




#15:    "Pink Cigs" by Pink Cigs




#14:    "Nothing As The Ideal" by All Them Witches




#13: "From The Great Beyond" by The Grand Astoria



#12: "Groovy" by Geezer



#11:    "Dead Star" by King Buffalo






#10 through #1 tomorrow night!
-ULTRA  

















Sunday, December 27, 2020


 


 BEST ROCK MUSIC OF 2020
Part 6: The Final Chapter


Here's the conclusion of my 2020 sampler: 


2020 Best tunes of Sept-Dec and 2020 Best albums #11-20 have been cancelled, but stay tuned for the top 10 albums of the year.  


Saturday, December 26, 2020

 


 BEST ROCK MUSIC OF 2020
Part 5


Here's part 5 of my 2020 sampler. 
It's not a definitive best tunes list, but is definitely a good playlist 
made from some of the best music of the year.


Keep checking in for new posts during these last days of 2020.  
I'll use all of them.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

 


 BEST ROCK MUSIC OF 2020
Part 4

One thing that went right in 2020 was rock music.  
There was some great music released this year. 
Here's part 4 of my 2020 sampler.  It's not intended to represent the best tunes from the year, but rather a good playlist made from some of the best music of the year.
This one features some epic album art as well.